We had our first helmet fitting yesterday (read this post to get caught up) and besides showing up at the wrong place, a little fender bender, AND being half and hour late to the right one, everything went exceptionally well.
For the first few days we’re just easing him into it (1 hour on, 1 hour off and not for naps or nighttime) and within five days he’ll be wearing it 23 hours a day.
We can take it off for baths, to air his head out if its getting sweaty, and to clean the helmet. Technically we can take it off whenever we want, but the more he wears it over the next three months, the better. Also, we’re still going to physiotherapy for his Torticollis because if that doesn’t get better, all the work done by the helmet could be lost.
Everything went so much better than I was anticipating and as someone wisely commented yesterday, it’s always harder on Mom and Dad than it is on the child. This seems to be the case as he doesn’t seem phased AT ALL by the helmet. In fact, he wore it home from the appointment yesterday and he fell asleep in the car, no problem.
Plus he kinda looks like a super hero. I think I’ll tell my nephews its part of his Buzz Lightyear costume!
Thanks so much for all of your prayers, emails and support! We are so blessed and appreciate it more than you know!
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